Healthy ways to help protect your eyesight and ward off vision loss.
More than 8 million Americans are facing a vision problem that can’t be corrected so easily: age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is a leading cause of blindness in people over age 60 and while the signs of AMD may not show up until late in life, much of the damage occurs decades earlier. While some people seem to develop the condition no matter what they do, there are a few lifestyle choices—such as quitting smoking and wearing sunglasses—that may help to protect against the disease. But research also suggests eating a nutrient-rich diet may help to prevent the development, or delay the progression, of AMD.
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—Rachel Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. advisor for EatingWell Magazine